Councillor 'got off easy' in court

What's got the Coffs Coast talking

Small business, economy's engine room

Small and micro business remains a large employer across the Coffs Coast.

Coffs Coast: the best place to start & grow a business.

The success of Curryfest

Woolgoolga Curryfest 2017

Crowds are thick at the annual Woolgoolga Curryfest.

It's first in best dressed darlings

Miss Conception, Marty Martini, Glorious Mountains, Wayward Wally and Honey Moonshine are getting their glitter on for Monday night.

Monday night be a drag in Coffs Harbour

Coffs Coast claims 2018 WRC rally round

WRC rally Australia  Wedding bells stage, Jari-Matti Latvala lands heavily on the Jump. 20 NOV 2016

Great news overnight from the FIA in France.

Rescuers breeding success

Rescued green turtle in rehabilitation at Dolphin Marine Magic.

Recuperation centre gives community a lesson in conservation

The search for Australia's cutest puppy and kitten

Who has the cutest puppy?

Is your fur-baby the most adorable in the country?

Club sharing iconic Coffs history now endangered

CLUB ENDANGERED: Two thirds of the Coffs Harbour Lions Club Sandra Seyner, Don Marker, Coralie Falconer, Rosalie Skinner.

Community club doesn't want to end up in history books

Fear of looking foolish

A key fear of social anxiety is of receiving a negative evaluation from someone that could lead to public humiliation.

There are ways forward if you shrink from social interaction

Little Einstein

Little Einstein

Little Einstein offers reliable, safe and quality services.

Legal claim over attack by a dog

What happens to dangerous dogs?

Legal issues around dog attacks explained.

Coffs architects have next generation in mind

Architects Ann and Oliver Gee of g2 Architects and Gizmo, who handles their PR.

Architects Ann and Oliver Gee and Gizmo, who handles their PR.

Coffs truck nightmare 'a part of the job'

TRUCKING HELL: Truck drivers have accepted Coffs Harbour as a nightmare spot.

Coffs Harbour is a trucking hell

iPhone 8: So what are the cheapest deals around?

So what's the best deal with the latest iphones

Comparison website has crunched the numbers

Investing for retirement income

This week's Nest Egg financial column with Shane Gourley.

Nest Egg advice from financial planner Shane Gourley

Australia's $100 notes: where did they all go?

The new $10 note has been released but very few of us may actually ever use it.

Australia is absolutely flush with cash

CommBank dumps $2 ATM fee

Customers use automatic teller machines (ATM) outside a branch of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Picture: News Corp AustraliaSource:News Limited

Bank customers will no longer pay ATM fees with Commbank

Miner makes cash offer as $3.9bn WICET debt continues to bite

MOUNTING DEBT: WICET coal loader.

Rumours Glencore trying to find way out of debt liabilities.

Why we will barely own anything in the future

In 2030, we'll be borrowing everything

Lucrative jobs go begging due to university obsession

Monique Khalifeh decided to follow her heart at Hair By Phd in Parramatta. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Apprenticeships come off second best in job hunt

Plumb job nets $20m for locals

Paul Fuller, director of Valley Earthworks, one of the local business to benefit from jail work.

Major contracted awarded for new Grafton Correctional Facility

Fears we'll lose our coastal 'charm'

This week's Letters to the Editor.

Father's call to approve daughter's wedding

The postal votes have been mailed out across the Coffs Coast with sample polls indicating over 50% of people in the Cowper and Page electorates could vote yes.

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Bouquets and brickbats

THUMBS UP: TO the Jetty Developmentall starting to look great - Craig Webber.

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Time for government to tax fat and sugar

Hot box goodies. Photo: Claudia Baxter

People are choosing to consume junk food because it is cheaper.

Pippa gets married and then cuts her hair. Typical

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews kiss after their wedding at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England Saturday, May 20, 2017. Middleton, the sister of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge married hedge fund manager James Matthews in a ceremony Saturday where her niece and nephew Prince George and Princess Charlotte was in the wedding party, along with sister Kate and princes Harry and William. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

Why do women cut their hair after marriage?

Our silence means more Aussie girls will keep being abused

Award-winning Sky News broadcaster, Paul Murray begins his regular column in The Observer.  Paul's program provides robust debate and is a must-see for the political set.  His column promises the same.

How the system fails young girls who are forced into marriages

Teen's nightmare after being struck down by mystery illness

"I WENT to stand up and that was when I realised, I couldn't ... I was scared and I was losing hope".

12-year-old girl’s gang rape claims

The Eid festival at Progress Park in Auburn on September 9 was the site of the alleged assault.Source:Supplied

A joint strike force will investigate the allegations

UPDATED: Toddler resuscitated near creek battles in hospital

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The Norfolk pines on Brunswick Heads foreshore, all are tagged by an arborist under the direction of NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust. 
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Photo Tracey Hordern / The Northern Star

A 3-year-old girl has been rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital.

Women kiss on stage in protest at 'No' event

Security confront protesters who kiss on stage after they gatecrashed a Coalition for Marriage campaign launch in Melbourne, Saturday September 23 2017. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING

The woman are seen kissing on stage for more than 20 seconds

Total fire ban in place as hot weather hits

A more than 3000ha blaze is dangerously close to homes in the region's west.

Community prepared as fire threat to intensify with hot weather

Dad ordered to stand trial over son's murder

Lismore Court House. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Court hears that a single stab wound severed a critical artery

Crusty criminal caught before brothel visit

SEX SLAVES: Human trafficking will be discussed at the upcoming Splendour Immerse Women Conference at Gayndah's ACC Church.Photo Brandon Livesay / Central & North Burnett Times

GPS foils night of debauchery and pizza delivery carjacking

SCORCHER: Record-breaking temps as QLD, NSW set to sizzle

Record-breaking temperatures hit Qld and NSW with more to come

Aussies ‘treated like criminals’ at US border

Many people were unnerved, but not panicked, by his latest exchange of threats with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after the U.S. president said at the United Nations that his country would have “to totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies.

Trump's immigration tantrum is hitting Australians hard

Aussies buying childlike sex-dolls in increasing numbers

A Japanese company who is manufacturing child sex dolls says their product could be a valuable weapon in the fight against child sex abuse.

Australia has emerged as one of the biggest purchasers of sex dolls

Johnathan Thurston signs with Sony

Thurston at the offices of Sony Music Australia in Darlinghurst.

The record-breaker is joining forces with the great record maker

Aussies turning to China for last-ditch medical treatment

Emily and Mark Woodman with their daughter Charlotte, 4.Source:Supplied

She was told it was too late for surgery or radiation

Cowboys on the verge of fairytale premiership

Cowboys players celebrate following their win over the Roosters

The Cowboys used grit and guts

'I'm a sugar baby': Unusual way Aussie students make cash

Jayindi Jade, from Sydney, meets older men on the Seeking Arrangement website. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Extraordinary number of Australians signing up to be ‘sugar babies’

'Miracle' gift of organ donation saves one year old's life

Leo Nairn’s family say they are very grateful to his medical team and the family who donated their own child’s organ so theirs may live. Pictures: Jack Tran

“We were preparing to say goodbye to him...this is so very rare."

Shane Warne at centre of porn star row

A porn star has gone to police after an alleged scuffle with Warne

Harry and Melania’s awkward Invictus meeting

Britain's Prince Harry speaks during a bilateral meeting with First Lady of the United States Melania Trump ahead of the start of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, Saturday Sept. 23, 2017.

US First Lady Melania Trump has met with Britain’s Prince Harry

TV broadcast interrupted by doomsday alert

Analogue television signals will be switched off in Northern NSW in November.

Viewers startled as their televisions were hacked

Sort of boobs men fancy is very surprising

Search data shows a shift in types of boobs people want to see online

The Sort Of Boobs Men Fancy Are Very Surprising

Man's penis stuck in gym weight: three hours to free him

Firefighters in Worms, Germany, used a hydraulic saw and a grinder to free the entrapped man's member. Picture: Facebook

t took a hydraulic saw, a grinder and three hours to free man

Web series to poke fun at Noosa on national stage

The Circle will stream on Domain next month.

Pot-shots for sarongs, fitness fanatics, early-morning leafblowers

SPIDER INVASION: 'This is the thing nightmares are made of.'

The spider web covering a huge patch of Pialba backyard.

Hate spiders? This story definitely won't change that.

Premiering film shares Gladstone woman's cancer battle

Local woman tells her story with help from local artists.

Sticks and Wombat finally score a win on The Block

Sticks and Wombat in their winning hallway in a scene from The Block.

MATES get in touch with their softer side to clinch victory.

Meghan and Harry’s public debut

Meghan Markle, centre right, takes in the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

Meghan Markle joined her beau at the opening of the Invictus Games

PHOTOS: Elton John wowed the crowds in Mackay

Elton John at BBPrint Stadium on September 22, 2017

Elton John and his Band open their Once in a Lifetime tour in Mackay

Mum Kris responds to Kylie Jenner's pregnancy bombshell

There are reports 20-year-old Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the reality show family, is expecting a child with her boyfriend Travis Scott. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

Is there another addition coming to the Jenner-Kardashian clan?

Float with butterflies

NATURAL BEAUTY: A butterfly at the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House.

Visit the wonderful world of butterflies

Documentary exposes our worst phone habits

Five young Australian drivers demonstrate disturbing driving habits in documentary It's People Like Us.

A shocking number of us are guilty of this very stupid act.